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Lausanne Prepares For Matchup Against Whitehaven

When the Whitehaven Tigers and Lausanne Lynx square off against each other on Friday night at Rhodes College, there will be lots of talent on the field.  In total, around 20 combined scholar-athletes from both teams are committed to play football at the next level. Schools such as Michigan, Ohio State, and Tennessee will have players that have already committed suiting up for the game.  Lausanne (2-0) comes into the game with a 29 game winning streak, the longest such winning stre... Read More
at Thursday, September 6, 2018

Lynx Set Shelby County Record In Win Over Harding

29 straight wins. Over two years without a loss. History.  With the 49-7 victory over Harding Friday night, Lausanne set the record for most consecutive wins by a Shelby County high school football team with 29.  It was something head coach Kevin Locastro admitted was on his teams' mind and also something he is glad to have behind him. "Obviously the 29th win was big because it puts us in the record books but I'm probably more relieved that it's over and we can ... Read More
at Saturday, September 1, 2018

Lausanne Points Add Up For St. Jude

The victory against Rosa Fort was a win for the Lynx, but also for St. Jude.  Seniors Isaac Weiss '19 and Eric Gray '19 both dedicated their seasons to raising money for the research hospital. They opened up accounts on Pledge It, a free sports fundraising platform that helps teams and athletes raise money for non-profits based on their performance. "Cancer has touched all of our lives in some way, and I want to make each point that I score count toward something bigger th... Read More
at Sunday, August 19, 2018

Lausanne Kicks Off 2018 Season In Historic Style

Twenty-seven wins.  What began on the season opener in 2016 against Germantown now brought the Lausanne football team to August 17, 2018, against Rosa Fort.  A victory and Lausanne enters the record book tied with MUS for the longest winning streak in Shelby County prep football history. Rosa Fort came to Lausanne a team that the coaching staff did not take lightly. All week they had talked about the Lions size and speed. In fact, this Rosa Fort team was returning many of the pla... Read More
at Friday, August 17, 2018

Lausanne Football Prepares For What Could Be A Historic Season

Witness Lynx History was the Lausanne football team motto headed into the 2016 season.  The previous season had ended in the second round of the TSSAA state football playoffs: a 42-10 loss to St. George's.  But the offseason had seen the team come together in a way head coach Kevin Locastro knew could be special.  "We had all the components needed for success entering the 2016 season. We had a poised and talented quarterback, Mario Nolan-Dillard, and a special playe... Read More
at Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Six-Year Old Lausanne Student Wins National Gymnastics Tournament

Zara Myers '30 is not taking the summer off.  The rising first grader captured first place in the all-around in her age group at the 2018 Xcel Championship Invitational, held in Sevierville, TN on June 30. The tournament, a USA Gymnastics sanctioned event, drew the best gymnasts from multiple states from each of the eight gymnastic regions from around the country. The gymnasts qualify for this nationwide event based on their regional tournament score or state tournament score. ... Read More
at Thursday, July 5, 2018

Lausanne Makes History As Soccer Wins Back To Back State Championships

As Lausanne's Varsity Soccer team headed to overtime with the score tied, they knew the state championship was on the line. That's when nerves set in, right?  Only Lausanne (19-1-0) had been in this situation before. Almost a year ago to the date, the Lynx defeated St. George's in the 109th minute of a double-overtime thriller to win their first soccer state championship.  But this year it was Battle Ground Academy (13-5-2), a school only about 40 miles away ... Read More
at Friday, May 25, 2018

Lausanne Soccer Wins To Advance To State Championship Game

On paper, the teams looked evenly matched.  Lausanne came into the game with a 17-1 record. Boyd-Buchanan with an 18-1 record.  However, it was Lausanne that struck early and scored last en route to a 2-1 victory, earning a spot in their second straight state championship game.  Jordan Brown '19 found the back of the net first for Lausanne, scoring in the first five minutes of the match to give the Lynx the early momentum. The Bucaneers answered, however, and the game w... Read More
at Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Lausanne Track Heads To State After Impressive Showing At Regionals

In what is the home stretch of the track and field season for high school sports, the Lausanne Lynx are headed to state well represented after their performances in the TSSAA Division II-A West Region Championship. On May 8, Lausanne's Nyle Love '18 and Mason Weiss '18 earned an automatic bid to the state championship meet. Nyle finished second in the discus while Mason finished first in the pole vault.  Jonas pushed through a hurt foot to win the hurdles, setting a personal ... Read More
at Monday, May 14, 2018

Lausanne Soccer Heads To State With Regional Championship

  The title of "Regional Champions" evaded the Lynx varsity soccer team last season on their route to win the state championship. The Lynx were determined to make sure they weren’t denied again, but they’d have to beat a familiar foe to accomplish the task.  St. George's and Lausanne varsity soccer teams are very familiar with each other. As members of the same district, the teams played each other earlier this season at Lausanne, in a 4-2... Read More
at Friday, May 11, 2018

Lynx Are Smoky Mountain Cup Champs

Our defending state champion varsity boys soccer team brought another championship home this past weekend...The Smoky Mountain Cup.  The team persevered with tired legs over tough competition to come from being down 2-1 in the last 15 minutes to win the championship 3-2.   Congratulations on a great weekend, Lynx!  Please visit our Athletic Calendar to see the schedules of all of our varsity spring sports teams. Com... Read More
Posted by Carrie Robinson at Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Seniors Clark, Love and Thompson '18: Holding Court

Over the past four years, there has been quite of a bit of change on the Lausanne boys basketball team. Players have come and gone, state championships have been won and lost, and new coaches have taken leadership. Seniors Gray Clark ‘18, Corteze Love ‘18, and Kohen Thompson ‘18 have each gotten to experience Lausanne basketball at different points, but came together this year as seniors and leaders on the team. Clark, who came to Lausan... Read More
Posted by Carrie Robinson at Friday, March 9, 2018

Lynx Set To Defend State Title

It was a game worth waiting for, even if it meant waiting a little longer than expected.   There was a delay because of referee issues, which meant the 4 p.m. tip-off happened a little closer to 6 p.m. But once our defending state champion Lynx were able to hit the court, the waiting paid off.   The Goodpasture Cougars, out of Madison, Tenn., jumped out to an early double-digit lead behind the shooting of senior Tripp McEachern, who&nbs... Read More
Posted by Carrie Robinson at Monday, February 26, 2018

Spring Signing Day

Six members of the Lausanne state championship football team signed scholarships today, February 7 on National Signing Day to further their academic and football careers at the college level. A signing ceremony took place at Lausanne this afternoon to celebrate these student-athletes.  The Lausanne signees are: Josh Crawford- OL/DL -Prairie View A&M University Jalen Edwards- OL- Culver Stockton College Corteze Love- DE- University of Memphis Nyle Love- LB- University of Memphi... Read More
Posted by Drew Smith at Wednesday, February 7, 2018

On Your Mark, Get Set, Swim!

Lausanne sister and brother duo Anne ‘21 and John ‘19 Rack will compete this coming weekend in the 2018 Tennessee Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association (TISCA) State High School Swimming and Diving Championship. The meet will take place on Friday and Saturday at the Allan Jones Aquatic Center at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.  This will be the third state meet for John who will compete in the 50 free and 100 free.  Anne will make her state debut as a fresh... Read More
Posted by Carrie Robinson at Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Lynx Win Back-to-Back State Titles

The Lausanne varsity football team came into the Division II-AA Blue Cross Bowl state football championship game on Saturday, December 2, with a 26-0, 749 day winning streak. Not since the playoffs two years before, in November of 2015, had the Lynx felt the sting of a loss. As they ran onto the field at Tucker Stadium to defend their state title, you could see in their eyes today would not be the day the streak would end. And it didn't. Not even close. On a 64 degree, sunny day in Co... Read More
Posted by Steven Russell at Wednesday, December 6, 2017